Partnership seeks to improve veterinary technician CE

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Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health and the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants have formed an educational partnership that began in late 2008.

The two entities will together support professional development and continuing education for veterinary technicians and assistants across the country. They will do so by providing educational initiatives, including regional meetings that focus on topics specific to equine health.

The most recent example came at AAEVT's meeting Dec. 7-9 in San Diego, held in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners' national convention. The event featured hands-on wet lab training as well as informative lectures on areas including foal anesthesia, equine respiratory diseases, and deworming.

Brett Whitehead, director of equine and agriculture retail for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, said in a statement that the company and association hold a shared mission of promoting the health and welfare of horses.

"Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health's support of AAEVT will play a vital role in helping our organization provide comprehensive resources and opportunities that will enhance the professional development of equine veterinarian technicians and assistants across the United States, as well as benefit the veterinary communities they serve," said Deborah B. Reeder, AAEVT executive director.